Homeopathy and Picky Eating
Imagine this: You go to give your picky eater, ultra-sensitive to smells, textures… you name it… kiddo his medicine. Not only does he accept it – he likes it!
Hard to believe? Let’s take it a step further.
Imagine this same child, who since his diagnosis of autism has had an increasingly restrictive list of foods he will accept, sitting down and eating the veggies you put on his plate.
Impossible? Not if you are using homeopathic medicine. But before we talk about homeopathy, let’s talk about what is going on with these kids.
Yucky veggies and nutrient deficiencies
In your family, dinnertime is probably a battle of wills with your child over his absolute rejection of anything soft, green, or some other undefined “weird” quality. You might even be down to only a handful of foods that are “acceptable.” You feel like you are at your wits end. You know proper nutrition is vital to helping any child be healthy, and especially your child who has autism, but how are you supposed to get him to eat veggies when all he will eat are foods that actually make him feel worse?
You’ve done your research. You’ve heard from other moms and doctors how different diets can be helpful in improving your child’s behavior and development. You know nutrient deficiencies are common with restrictive diets and can contribute to the severity of your child’s symptoms. But how do you correct this poor nutrient intake when your child refuses to eat green foods? You can try pushing a handful of smelly supplements, or cleverly hiding healthy foods in fancy recipes, but these tricks are often easier said than done. It’s better to try to find and treat the root causes of why your child is such a picky eater.
The first step is determining why your child is a picky eater
Medically, we use the terms poor oral-motor function, sensitivity issues in the mouth, and weak digestive function. Functionally, this breaks down into symptoms of abdominal pain, constipation, hypersensitivity to different food textures, anxiety, and even ritualistic behaviors involving eating. Essentially food that we think is great tastes awful to them and makes their stomachs hurt. These are the underlying problems that make therapeutic diets almost invariably end in failure.
This is where homeopathy comes to the rescue!
Homeopathy is a solution for autism
Homeopathy is a great option for these children because it not only bypasses all of those obstacles, it helps correct the underlying problem. Homeopathy stimulates the body to repair its own biochemistry, rather than forcing it. In other words, homeopathy can help cure your child’s constipation and abdominal pain, ease his anxiety, and lessen his hypersensitivity in a gentle and corrective way. This makes making dietary changes far more acceptable and palatable for your child. And best yet, the medicine is coated on tiny sugar pills. It tastes like dessert! What kid doesn’t want that?
By working to stimulate healing at a deep level in the body, homeopathy can help get your child’s life back!